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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 11, 2011 10:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...............

Can't sum this one up better than Phil Lesh himself. Possibly my favorite Spanish Jam ever...

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Feb 12, 2011 1:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH...............

Just listened to this show the other day. I saw a documentary last friday night on BBC4. Every friday night they have music based programming, usually followed by a concert or BBC footage from tv appearances, or proper concert movie releases, etc. Last week's program was about Fleetwood Mac, and a couple days later, a buddy of mine and me were talking about Peter Green, that lead me to look up this show for another spin. You'd maybe not be surprised how many of these rocumentaries have a segment where the subject talks about their experience when they crossed paths with the Grateful Dead, or the San Francisco influence. And a couple times I've seen interviews with Bob, Mickey or someone about their recollections with the subject. This 2-11-70 show is just wonderful. Phil's book was a great read and it's nice to read an excerpt like this now and then, where he recalls a particular show. I'll have to give that book another read sometime soon, but I have a couple other ones I want to get back to as well, when there's ever time.... What a Long Strange Trip It's Been, by Dennis McNally; and Garcia, by the editors of Rolling Stone. I also listened to 2-11-69 cd a few weeks ago. Reason for that was thinking about the Little Red Riding Hood story, of all things, and I love the cover of the cd with the Big Bad Wolf character coming out of the Fillmore!

But back to the music, sort-of related to that great 1970 show, I saw Ratdog in the August, 2008 play at Greatwoods, in Mansfield, MA (or comcast ctr ) They were touring with the Allman Brothers Band, and it was a great memory for me when the full moon was rising up just to the side of the venue, peeking out between clouds after a very nice New England summer day. Derek Trucks came out and joined Ratdog to play Dark Star, verse 2. They later played Dear Prudence and Dark Star reprise. It was just at the start of Dark Star, when I realized that was the moment I was waiting for to Spark the Jibba - the one joint I brought for the evening. Or maybe the full moon was rising when Dear Prudence started, what I do remember was, it was one of those moments, for me- And my Brother-in-law. Just at the start of the show, I told him if they played Dark Star, I'd give him my Steal Your Face baseball hat. I put it on his head and he wore it the whole night, but when the show was over, he gave it back to me. There is a nice version of that show on the Archive.

Just learning how to post here, I'll try to put a link. Maybe if I copy and paste?

http://www.archive.org/details/rd2008-08-16.earthworks.flac16f

looks like it's there to me